Gift Aid is a UK Government scheme that allows registered charities such as Innocent Child to increase the value of your donations by claiming back income or capital gains tax you’ve already paid. Gift Aid allows you to increase the value of your donations by approximately 28% at no extra cost to you.
You can claim Gift Aid on your donations if you are a UK tax payer and have paid income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donations. So, if you donate £100 you must have paid at least £28.20 (0.282 × 100) in tax. This applies also if you are a lower or higher rate tax payer.
How to Register
In order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donations you must complete a Gift Aid Declaration. You can either do this when completing an online donation (see image below), by completing and returning a Gift Aid Declaration form (requires Adobe Reader – more details) or over the phone.